New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Guests at Lavish Salon-Spa are treated with more than just a friendly hello when they arrive. After walking through the doors, clients can enjoy a healthy snack and cup of coffee or tea from the refreshment bar, while a friendly staff member dispels tension with a relaxing hand, neck, or foot massage. And the massage is only the beginning. From there, a hair designer, esthetician, or nail tech takes the reins and treats guests to a stylish look fortified by Goldwell products, a Dermalogica facial and a swift waxing treatment, or a mani-pedi topped off with vibrant China Glaze polish. Monthly parties and weekly Happy Hours tempt guests to return even before their next appointment for desserts, drinks, and complimentary spa treatments.
Solid brick walls and hardwood floors offer a structural counterpoint to the soft fragrance of Aveda plant extracts that swirls inside Redhead Salon. Here, stylists with years of experience douse clients with Aveda’s all-natural ingredients during signature cuts and color treatments. South of the hairline, aestheticians oversee manicures, pedicures, waxes, and makeup services.
Before diving into any of their spa treatments, the staff of Infinity Day Spa wants you to stop, breathe, and drink a cup of tea. By arriving at least 15 minutes prior to any appointment, guests can decompress in the tranquility room, where flickering candles and fluffy pillows play host to tea leaves that blend into steamy custom brews. Patrons can also use this time to swap their street clothes for a robe and sandals and stow their belongings in the men?s and women?s locker rooms. Once their technician comes to claim them, guests embark on a visit built from the extensive service menu. Many of the spa?s treatments include extra elements, such as manicures with retinol-based vitamin repair or reflexology sessions with paraffin dips. Natural therapies also sprout up throughout the spa?estheticians frost skin with body wraps harvested from wasabi and ginger, and massage therapists melt muscles using oils infused with aromatherapy blends. After any treatment, clients may retreat to the spa?s showers to freshen up and hide evidence of the day from jealous stress balls back at home.
Jolene Anderson was on her own path to wellness when she received her first colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Invigorated by her experience, she gained certification and opened The Movement Colon Hygiene Center. Today, she leads her staff in clearing debris from bodies during colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Each client settles in a private room and removes below-the-belt garments before reclining with a book or personal music player. During each session, the gravity-fed flow from the Angel of Water system flushes out residue of environmental pollutants and previous careers as taste testers for mozzarella sticks.
The center’s additional services ensure bodies’ exteriors receive the same gentle attention. Sessions in the Mercola Vitality Refresh tanning system impart vitamin D while working to smooth wrinkles and soothe the muscle stiffness that results from impersonating Atlas. The TheraSauna’s far-infrared rays beam in benefits including detoxification, cellulite reduction, and tension relief.
The Movement Colon Hygiene Center is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours every other Tuesday until 7:30 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
American Massage Therapy Association member Dana Trilla constantly refines her skills at Hands On Healing, where she specializes in deep-tissue techniques. In addition to therapeutic kneads designed to release chronic stiffness, she releases tension with trigger-point therapy, myofascial massage, and the long, flowing strokes of Swedish techniques, which can be paired with massage lotions and a lullaby sung by a Viking. Trilla also draws on her background as a CrossFit trainer during sports massages, working to reduce pain and swelling while increasing flexibility.